April 19 2014

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25 posts tagged "Calvin Klein"

Throwback Thursday: Drip Dry


Christy-Turlington-Vogue-UK-October-1994-Nick Knight-80s-90s-Tumblr-cropThrowback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Christy Turlington Burns

The Moment: Wet Hair

The Motivation: We admit we’re huge Christy Turlington Burns fans, but right now it seems the whole fashion world is, too. From Harper’s Bazaar‘s U.S. June/July cover to a new Calvin Klein underwear ad (where she reprises her role from the late eighties), this original super is proving that the nineties really are back. Not only does the above Nick Knight-lensed shot provide one more example of how gorgeous this top model is, but it highlights another trend: wet hair. We spotted damp strands (considered one of hairstylist Guido Palau’s trademark looks) on the Fall runways at Prada, Marni, and Giambattista Valli. A dip in the pool (or in the case of today’s NYC weather, getting caught in the rain) never looked so chic.

Photo: Nick Knight for British Vogue, 1994; courtesy of

Rooney Goes DOWNTOWN for Calvin Klein; Meet the Warby Parker of Beauty Products; Dustin Hoffman Preaches; And More…


Rooney Mara DOWNTOWNA favorite of Francisco Costa, Rooney Mara is the face of Calvin Klein’s new DOWNTOWN fragrance. Today, the company released a minute-long commercial starring the A-lister and directed by David Fincher (who worked with her on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network). The black-and-white “day in the life” short follows Mara as she grabs a coffee, listens to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the subway, shoots a film, fields questions at a press junket, and more.

Mary Katrantzou’s vivid prints are often inspired by interiors. Now, thanks to a new candle collaboration with Rodial, fans can display the designer’s signature patterns in their homes, as well as on their backs.

Experimenting with new makeup from the comfort of our living-room couch is the kind of makeover we can get behind. Set to launch next month, Trymbl is adapting the Warby Parker try-before-you-buy business plan with high-end organic products. The forthcoming Web site will also include instructive content such as video tutorials on application and advice columns written by dermatologists. [Pando Daily]

The Internet has been buzzing over a recently unearthed American Film Institute interview with Dustin Hoffman, in which the actor—who famously played a woman in Tootsie—weighed in on the sensitive topic of female beauty standards: “There’s too many interesting women I have…not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.” Preach, Dustin!

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Rooney Mara Gets A Fragrance Deal


The IFP, Calvin Klein Collection & Euphoria Calvin Klein Celebrate Women In Film At The 66th Cannes Film FestivalThere are a few celebrity beauty deals that stand out from the increasingly crowded pack, for both the caliber of the celebrity in question and the brand they choose to partner with. Time stood momentarily still, for example, when Lancôme nabbed Julia Roberts; when Dior signed Natalie Portman; and when Coty got Beyoncé’s fragrance license. But as of this morning, Calvin Klein appears to have scored this year’s biggest beauty coup: The iconic New York design house, whose fragrances are produced by Coty’s Prestige arm, has just announced that Rooney Mara will front its latest fragrance, Downtown. The Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, gardenia, violet leaf, Texan cedarwood and incense eau, which launches in September, has another big name to its credit, too: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director, David Fincher, has signed on to create the television ad campaign starring Mara.


It’s Rooney’s first foray into beauty, a move that was certainly a long time coming, although one that we always assumed would involve Parfums Givenchy, considering the actress’ close ties to Riccardo Tisci. But partnering with Klein—he of such groundbreaking fragrances as ck one and Euphoria—is certainly nothing to sneeze at. One question remains, however: Who will win over Mara when skincare, makeup, and hair-care deals are on the table? Let us know your bets below.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Calvin Klein

Kate Bosworth Is Cuckoo for Cocoa Lips


There’s something about Sundance that brings out Hollywood’s casual best. Maybe it’s the snow-dusted mountain environment, or Park City’s arctic temperatures, but it seems like the red-carpet scene this week in Utah is noticeably, well, chilled out. Jeans, boots, and fur-lined parkas frequently replace gowns and high-concept heels, although seasoned style vets, like Kate Bosworth, aren’t about to downplay their preferred premiere dress code. After a Calvin Klein dinner in her honor, Bosworth turned up to the premiere of fiancé Michael Polish’s new film, Big Sur, in a full look from Calvin’s brand-new pre-fall collection. It wasn’t a head-to-toe homage, though. Rather than borrow the show’s beauty look as well, a classic Bosworth move, the newly named face of SK-II cosmetics opted for Spring’s favorite severe side part and an updated take on Fall’s dark nineties lip resurgence via a glossy shade of chocolate brown. Lov-ing it. You too?

Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Makeup Bag Check: Amy Adams


The Mission: Give Amy Adams the chic, minimalist, Calvin Klein treatment for a front-row seat at the designer’s Spring show.

The Face Painter: Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto

The Face: To ensure that Adams face looked flawless but not overdone, Sollitto applied MAC Face and Body foundation with a damp sponge, dusting it with the slightest bit of loose powder to set. “I wanted her skin to breathe,” he insists. For the perfect “just after a run” flush, Sollitto blended NARS Blush in Douceur onto Adams’ cheeks, which he topped with a finger-patting of Jouer Chiffon Highlighter that also wound up on the cupid’s bow of her lips and the bridge of her nose for a dose of luminosity.

The Eyes: “On her eyes I turned to Tarte,” says Sollitto, who swept its creamy neutral Eyeshadow in Call across lids, etching a faint black line across her top lash line with MAC’s Eye Pencil in Smolder. To intensify the line, Sollitto brushed on a topcoat of Tarte Eyeshadow in Wild, a purple pigment that offers up a nice alternative to more predictable shades of black or brown. As a finishing touch, he added a few swipes of Benefit’s Get Bent mascara on top and bottom lashes, layering Ulta’s eye shadow in Toast, a golden brown, underneath the lower lash line “so the shape [was] supported.”

The Lips: Looking for a pop of color for Adams’ pout, Sollitto mixed two lipsticks from Hourglass Cosmetics, including the pink-nude Fresco and Nocturnal, a plum-rose. “These tones bring out the blue in her eyes and were the perfect understated focal point,” he surmises.

The Result: A pulled-together, flawless look that was in good company alongside fellow front-row ticket holders like Diane Kruger and Emma Stone.

Photo: Getty Images